• Kerrs Reach

    Between Avonside Drive and Lockley Ave lays a certain part of the Avon known as ‘Kerrs Reach’.  The moment you see it, you can tell it’s man made as the Reach is wide, straight and now the home to a few of the rowing clubs of Christchurch. But the Reach did not begin in this …

  • THE LEVELS AND TIMARU

    Just this past weekend (3rd Jan 2015) Chris and I took a delightful drive to Timaru to soak up some history that I have wanted to see since learning about the pioneering, Rhodes brothers. Here’s a short summary of their story: The Rhodes and Waitaha (Canterbury) were first introduced in 1836 when the whaling Captain …

  • Press Lane

    It’s not hard to imagine the city’s reporters fanning out over the city, heading out to Christchurch’s hotels and taverns to listen in on nearby conversations over a pint. It still happens today and has been for years. Those who have those kinds of jobs – like in government for example – know to be …

  • Riccarton Bush Booklet (1924)

    I was completely delighted to have been able to purchase this 90 year old booklet about Riccarton Bush last week.  What a treasure! I have only had the time for a quick flick through – as I already have two books on the go – but I did come across something I thought was worth …

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